what kind of fish is a gar? where it lives(fresh or salt
water)? what does it eat? what is its protection? is it endagered?
adaptations? whatis its average size? other unique facts?
Gars are large fresh water fish found in the Mississippi River system and
many other fresh water streams. They are predators of smaller fish. There
are 3 species in Illinois, a fourth, alligator gar, is no longer found here.
A picture of a longnose gar, and some other information, is at
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Update: June 2012